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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING AT HUSBAND JKB 9/23/11

  • A CLEARLAKE WOMAN WAS ARRESTED EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AFTER SHE ALLEGEDLY SHOT A RIFLE AT HER HUSBAND DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE.

THE VICTIM CALLED POLICE AT 1:15 AM AND REPORTED THAT HIS WIFE, 33 YEAR OLD BILLIE JO SEVEY WAS ARMED WITH A RIFLE AND WAS SHOOTING AT HIM INSIDE THEIR HOME. WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED THEY FOUND THE MAN OUT IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE UNINJURED. SEVEY SOON CAME OUT OF THE HOUSE WITH HER CHILDREN AND SURRENDERED TO POLICE. A LOADED 45/70 RIFLE WAS FOUND IN THE BACKYARD OF THE HOME, ALONG WITH THREE EXPENDED CARTRIDGES. POLICE ALSO SAY SEVERAL BULLET HOLES WERE LOCATED INSIDE THE HOUSE.

MISSING MAN MAY BE VICTIM OF FOUL PLAY JKB 9/23/11

  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO THEY SAY MAY BE THE VICTIM OF FOUL PLAY.

44 YEAR OLD ROBERT DALE SEARS WAS LAST SEEN IN THE EUREKA AREA ON SEPTEMBER 1ST, BUT MAY HAVE RECENTLY BEEN IN THE DINSMORE AREA. POLICE ARE ALSO TRYING TO FIND THE MANS 19 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER APRIL SEARS. SEARS AND HIS DAUGHTER ARE BOTH TRANSIENTS. INVESTIGATORS DID NOT RELEASE DETAILS AS TO WHY THEY THINK HE MAY BE THE VICTIM OF A CRIME.

PITTMAN MEMORIAL JKB 9/23/11

  • THE UKIAH MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FORMER WILLITS RESIDENT AND NAVY SEAL JESSE PITTMAN IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 11 AM TOMORROW MORNING AT THE REDWOOD EMPIRE FAIRGROUNDS.

HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ASKING THAT THOSE WISHING TO HONOR HIS LIFE, LINE THE STREETS OF UKIAH AS THE FAMILY IS ESCORTED TO THE FAIRGROUNDS. THE MEMORIAL PROCESSION IS EXPECTED TO EXIT HIGHWAY 101 BETWEEN 10 AND 10:l5 AM, TRAVEL WEST ON EAST PERKINS STREET TO STATE STREET, AND THEN HEAD NORTH TO THE FAIRGROUNDS. THOSE WISHING TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT ARE ASKED TO BRING A SMALL AMERICAN FLAG IF POSSIBLE AND PICK A SPOT ALONG THE ROUTE TO STAND. PITTMAN WAS KILLED AUGUST 6TH ALONG WITH 29 OTHER SERVICE MEMBERS WHEN THEIR HELICOPTER CRASHED IN AFGHANISTAN. THOSE WISHING TO DONATE MONEY TO THE MEMORIAL CAN SEND IT TO THE JESSE PITTMAN FUND, IN CARE OF THE AGABE BIBLE CHURCH IN WILLITS.

IN A RELATED NOTE, MEMBERS OF THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY PLAN TO PICKET THE MEMORIAL. ACCORDING TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE, MEMBERS OF THE PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, WHO ROUTINELY RUN INTERFERENCE BETWEEN WBC PROTESTORS AND THE FAMILY OF FALLEN SERVICE MEMBERS, WILL ALSO BE IN ATTENDANCE.

STUDENT PLEADS IN CROSSWALK DEATH JKB 9/23/11

  • A SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT WHO WAS TEXTING BEHIND THE WHEEL OF HER CAR WHEN SHE STRUCK AND KILLED A 2 YEAR OLD GIRL AND SERIOUSLY INJURED HER MOTHER, PLEADED NO CONTEST TO MISDEMEANOR VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER YESTERDAY IN A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT THAT SHE WOULD RECEIVE PROBATION AND NO JAIL TIME.

THE JUDGE HOWEVER, COULD SENTENCE DIFFERENTLY. IF THE AGREEMENT STANDS, 18 YEAR OLD KAITLYN DUNAWAY WOULD RECEIVE 3 YEARS PROBATION AND BE ORDERED TO COMPLETE ABOUT 300 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AIMED AT EDUCATING YOUTHS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING. DUNAWAY SEVERELY INJURED 40 YEAR OLD LING MURRAY AND KILLED 2 YEAR OLD CALLI MURRAY WHEN SHE HIT THEM AS THEY WERE CROSSING THE ROAD IN A CROSSWALK IN ROHNERT PARK DECEMBER 1ST OF LAST YEAR. CALLIS FATHER JEFF MURRAY SAYS HE AND HIS WIFE WOULD ASK THE JUDGE TO IMPOSE JAIL TIME WHEN DUNAWAY IS SENTENCED NOVEMBER 16TH. DUNAWAYS ATTORNEY SAYS THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR PLEA AND GO TO TRIAL IF THE JUDGE CHANGES HIS MIND.

MAN ARRESTED WITH AK-47 NEAR SCHOOL JKB 9/23/11

  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES RESPONDING TO A CALL OF A MAN BEHAVING ERRATICALLY AND FIRING A RIFLE ALONG A ROADWAY JUST A MILE FROM MAPLE CREEK SCHOOL, ARRESTED A MCKINLEYVILLE MAN ARMED WITH AN AK-47 YESTERDAY.

THE SCHOOL WAS PUT ON LOCKDOWN BRIEFLY AS DEPUTIES LOCATED 25 YEAR OLD MELVIN COFFER. COFFER WAS FOUND ALONG A LOGGING ROAD APPROXIMATELY A MILE BEHIND THE SCHOOL LYING DOWN ON THE GROUND ON TOP OF THE LOADED ASSAULT RIFLE. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT AT AROUND 1 PM.

MEMORIAL FOR CASSMAN JKB 9/23/11

  • A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR A FORMER LAKE COUNTY WOMAN WHO WAS KILLED IN MAUI HAWAII WILL TAKE PLACE AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT IN SANTA CRUZ TOMORROW.

THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR 35 YEAR OLD CELESTIAL SUMMER DOVE CASSMAN WILL TAKE PLACE AT 3 PM. CASSMAN WAS FOUND DUMPED OVER A CLIFF EDGE NEAR NAKALELE POINT ON SEPTEMBER 1ST, JUST A DAY AFTER SHE AND HER MALE COMPANION, GERALD GALAWAY JR OF SANTA CRUZ ARRIVED ON THE ISLAND FOR A VACATION. CALAWAY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH HER MURDER.

CAL FIRE TRAINING BURN JKB 9/23/11

  • LAYTONVILLE CAL FIRE, ALONG WITH THE LONG VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT WILL BE CONDUCTING ITS ANNUAL TRAINING EXERCISE THIS EVENING.

THE TRAINING WILL BE IN THE FIELD ACROSS FROM THE LAYTONVILLE CAL FIRE STATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 101 AND TEN MILE ROAD. THE TRAINING WILL CONSIST OF A PRESCRIBED BURN AND WILL BEGIN AT 6 PM TONIGHT. THE TRAINING EXERCISE IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

SPLASH IN BEGINS TODAY JB 9/23/11

  • THE 32ND ANNUAL CLEAR LAKE SPLASH IN, THE LARGEST GATHERING OF SEAPLANES AND AMPHIBIAN PLANES WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI BEGINS TODAY AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY.

TOMORROW THE PUBLIC CAN GET A CLOSE UP LOOK AT THE FLOAT PLANES, TALK WITH PILOTS AND SEE AERIAL EVENTS INCLUDING WATER BOMBING CONTESTS, A PARADE OF SEAPLANES, FLY-BYS AND MORE. THE EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

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